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Sunday, September 04, 2016

My WTA US OPEN 2016 - Finals Pick, BRACKET ONE

Another major tournament and again the biggest disappointment is Garbine Muguruza, who lost in the second round. We are not being unfair to Muguruza. Ponder the numbers: 7 of the top 8 seeds made it to the Round of 16, and 4 of the next 8 seeds made it

That is not to say my bracket is not busted. IT IS!!!  I ended up with a 7 of 16 correct picks for a 43.75% output. Names in red were not my original selection, so I most likely will not pick them to go too far but I will give credit where it is due.

1 S. Williams
Y. Shvedova
11 C. Suárez Navarro
5 S. Halep
4 A. Radwanska
A. Konjuh
10 K. Pliskova
6 V. Williams
8 M. Keys
C. Wozniacki
13 J. Konta
A. Sevastova
7 R. Vinci
L. Tsurenko
14 P. Kvitova
2 A. Kerber

1. S. Williams – No surprise here, as I have Serena winning it all. Looking ahead at the Quarter Finals, I do worry about Simona Halep.

Yaroslava Shvedova – I have not seen enough of her in recent tournaments to state how tough of a matchup she will be fore Serena. To have beaten Shuai Zhang and get this far at the US Open means, she has a puncher’s chance.

11 C. Suárez Navarro – I really have to ‘put some respect’ to Carla’s name. She continues to bust my brackets by taking out name players. Halep is a good test for her and would not be considered too big of an upset

5 S. Halep – Simona is due for a major. Though she struggled earlier today, that might be something she needed to get out of her system. Whoever is on deck has to be bring their best. If she beats Serena, look for her to win the tournament.

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